Challenge Happening Now!

The 2024 HungerTech Challenge tasks innovators with developing market-driven tech models that ensure increased and equitable food distribution that is both environmentally sustainable and economically viable. The winning team will receive $25,000 to help accelerate commercialization of their solution.

Solutions could find, but are not limited to, opportunities for innovation in the following areas:

    • Infrastructure –current critical inefficiencies exist in capturing, managing and redirecting surplus food from points of excess – such as producers and retailers – to communities grappling with food insecurity (this is exacerbated for perishable goods).
    • Forecasting – deployment of tools for accurately forecasting the production of surplus food and quantifying demand from food-insecure populations have significant deficiencies.
    • Preservation – there are shortfalls in current food preservation technologies to prolong shelf life of perishables without detracting nutritional value or safety.

Register here

to participate in the 2024 HungerTech Innovation Challenge.


What is HungerTech?

HungerTech is a month-long technology challenge that tasks innovators with ideating and implementing tech-enabled business solutions that connect food supply with food demand.

Running through March and April, the HungerTech Challenge will help entrepreneurs, students, technologists and existing companies ideate and iterate toward a minimum viable product that can be launched in a pilot later this year. Participants will receive access to AgriNovus research data, connections to subject matter experts and mentors, as well as one-on-one coaching to develop their idea.

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How does the HungerTech Challenge work?

Unsure if you’re ready to sign up a team for the HungerTech Innovation Challenge? AgriNovus Senior Director of Innovation, Geoff Zentz, walks through why finding a solution to this problem is critical and what teams can expect. Want to connect with Geoff? Click below to schedule a call.